PEO Member Inducted Into Meetings + Incentive Travel Hall of Fame

TORONTO – May 30, 2014 – Congratulations to PEO Member and President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada Division, Johanne Bélanger, who will be inducted into Meetings + Incentive Travel’s (M+IT) 2014 Hall of Fame in the Industry Builder category.

Launched six years ago, M+IT’s Hall of Fame program recognizes and celebrates individuals who have distinguished themselves in the Canadian meetings and incentive travel industry. The Industry Builder category honours an individual planner or supplier who has developed best practices, created professional guidelines and/or built a product, service or organization that has improved the way the industry conducts its day-to-day business, added to the industry’s overall foundation, and left a legacy. Hall of Fame inductees are selected from nominations put forth by industry peers.

“The judges were deeply impressed by Johanne’s initiatives to make Freeman Audio Visual a socially responsible company and her leadership and involvement in the creation of the Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project with MPI chapters across Canada,” said Lori Smith, editor of Meetings + Incentive Travel. “They also wanted to recognize and honour Johanne’s ongoing efforts as an advocate for women striving for leadership roles in the audio visual sector for live events.”

M+IT magazine is Canada’s voice of the business events community. is the official website of M+IT magazine and the annual IncentiveWorks Trade Show & Conference. Bélanger will be welcomed in to the Hall of Fame at a special live ceremony on August 19, 2014, the opening day of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s largest event for professionals who plan, organize or influence meetings and events.

About Freeman Audio Visual

Freeman Audio Visual connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America.   For more information, visit

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit

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